Video: How many bills sponsored by Obama have been signed into law?

posted at 4:23 pm on February 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

Oh, now. He almost co-sponsored that ethics/earmark bill.


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How many bills sponsored by Obama have been signed into law?

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

WOW! I am even more afraid of this guy than I thought.

Reaganite84 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

“He sponsors bills TOO? Oh, I think I’m gonna feint!” – Obamatron

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:28 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

You’re kidding right? That’s like saying we shouldn’t judge a sales team by how many sales they’ve made.

StoutRepublican on February 27, 2008 at 4:30 PM

I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Well, it would speak a lot about the candidate and their positions in policy. Don’tcha think?

We judge McCain by his legislative accomplishments. Haven’t we?

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 4:30 PM

This guy is dangerous… empty suit is an understatement

Hunt035 on February 27, 2008 at 4:31 PM

What do you expect! The only reason he is probably going to be the nominee for the Democrats is because the MSM favours him. That is also the reason why we have Maverick, cause the MSM managed to do that as well.

mariloubaker on February 27, 2008 at 4:31 PM

‘Obamatrons’.

“Patent that word, I want a nickle everytime somebody uses it!” – J. Jonah Jamison

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:24 PM

HA! I crack myself up!

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:32 PM

come on, we all know with libs its not the results that count, its the intentions that count!! He cares more you, or anyone else on earth does! all that caring just chokes me up…give me a moment….

Anyone who cares so much should be given all our money, he knows what to do with it…unfortunately….

right4life on February 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM

See this almost makes me feel better about an Obama presidency. The only thing worse then a wide eyed liberal that accomplishes zip, is a steely eyed liberal who acheives what they set out to achieve.

Zetterson on February 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM

You’re kidding right? That’s like saying we shouldn’t judge a sales team by how many sales they’ve made.

StoutRepublican on February 27, 2008 at 4:30 PM

No–less is more with legislating, generally not with sales.

TexasDan on February 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM

If he only sponsered “ONE” bill. WTF did he do when he was elected in IL before this?

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM

HA! I crack myself up!

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:32 PM

You’re rolling today, Tony, since that babes on a plane thread. Day off?

TexasDan on February 27, 2008 at 4:34 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

I think it matters as a measure of how able a politician is to have an agenda, push that agenda, and convince a majority of their peers to agree with the agenda.

My particular pet peeve is that politicians promise to deliver – once they are elected President – but the things they promise to solve were not successfully addressed, by them, while they sitting in the House or the Senate.

Do they think they can just dictate the laws once they become President? Why are they forcing some other Senator or House member to write, and push, the bills they themselves haven’t written?

SouthernRoots on February 27, 2008 at 4:34 PM

TexasDan on February 27, 2008 at 4:34 PM

Tony is having jetlag, for which is why he is goofy!

LOL Sorry Tony!

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 4:36 PM

See this almost makes me feel better about an Obama presidency. The only thing worse then a wide eyed liberal that accomplishes zip, is a steely eyed liberal who acheives what they set out to achieve.

Heh. Hypothetically – Obama, the President elected on a platform of “change” changes nothing. Yeah, that sounds about right…

mjk on February 27, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Well, it would speak a lot about the candidate and their positions in policy. Don’tcha think?

We judge McCain by his legislative accomplishments. Haven’t we?

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 4:30 PM

Yeah.
Which is why I’ll be drinking heavily on election day.
If anyone needs any encouragement to bite the bullet and vote for everybody’s favorite maverick, check out this vid…

billy on February 27, 2008 at 4:37 PM

is anyone surprised that someone that only passed one bill is the nominee of the Dem party? Core beliefs and convictions enforced by action and results are not the staple of the democratic party. (IE I actually voted for it before I voted against it) The less the record the better chance it seems to me.

CaptainObvious on February 27, 2008 at 4:37 PM

I think we can judge a liberal’s accomplishments by how many bills he has passed.

An ad like this will have more appeal to center lefties than conservatives, obviously. And if McCain hopes to win, he’s going to do it by pealing off centrists from the cult of Obama.

Nessuno on February 27, 2008 at 4:38 PM

It isn’t the number of legislative accomplishments.

It’s the type of legislative accomplishments.

It only takes one to determine the mindset. Like Bill Clinton’s proposal on corporate salaries. Although, Barack Hussein Obama hasn’t a track record like Clinton, he’s cut from the same cloth.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 4:38 PM

That glow behind Barak’s head in the picture is beautiful. When I turned my laptop upside down and held it over my head (almost dropped it, phew) it looks exactly like the shroud of Turin. This is unbelievable.

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Bills in the Senate: zero.
Executive experience: zero.
Private sector jobs: zero.
Books written about himself and his awesomeness: two.

Risk in electing this clown: immeasurable.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 27, 2008 at 4:39 PM

From your link,

Though advocacy groups generally gave him positive marks for taking action, Obama’s absence from heated political battles makes it difficult to assess his effectiveness as a legislator.

Connie on February 27, 2008 at 4:40 PM

You know what, I watch C-SPAN and agree with some of what`s said and voted on………..

FIRST LOOK AT ME FOR PRESIDENT!

I appear to be qualified too.

ThePrez on February 27, 2008 at 4:40 PM

“Day off?” – TexasDan

On my way to work now, hopin’ to see some hot babes and give ’em free drinks!

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:40 PM

One thing that has to be said for McCain is that he’s been immensely prolific over the course of his senate career. Unlike this gaseous lightweight.

The_Freeze on February 27, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Bumper sticker:

Vote for the Hero Not the Zero…

I know, I know, we all can’t stand McShame, but let’s get real….

max1 on February 27, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:32 PM

You can’t patent a word. You might be able to Trademark it, but you can’t patent it.

ihasurnominashun on February 27, 2008 at 4:43 PM

“Tony is having jetlag, for which is why he is goofy!
LOL Sorry Tony!” – upinak

Haha! They don’t call us ‘flighty’ for nothin’! :-)

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:44 PM

John McCain sponsored a bill that has abridged my Constitutional rights. John McCain sponsored a bill that would have granted no-questions-asked amnesty to millions.

I’m not sure that this is the kind of scorecard that matters.

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 4:44 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

I know what you mean, and I agree. It’s not about an active robust Federal legislature; rather its a properly Constitutionally restricted Federal legislature. So I think you are correct. It has been my frustration lately that the Republican party is trying to offer “solutions” for everything, rather than determining if it should be offering solutions at the Federal level at all. But I do think that it is still a valid angle to take, in attacking Obama. I don’t think it has the most traction, for I think that his “followers” resemble devotees rather than voters. But who knows, by the time the Fall rolls around, his inexperience might really come into play. It hasn’t helped Hillary however.

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 4:44 PM

And as a U.S. Senator, he has spearheaded the effort to clean up Washington in the wake of numerous scandals.

What did he do in Illinois, as a State Senator, in the wake of the Rezko scandal?

Ethics reform begins at home, Barry.

Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 4:46 PM

What did he do in Illinois,
Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 4:46 PM

He CHANGED it!

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 4:47 PM

“You might be able to Trademark it, but you can’t patent it.” – ihas

It was a joke, I was qouting the newspaper guy in “Spiderman”.

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:48 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

By what other metric can we grade a legislator than by his legislative accomplishments?

apollyonbob on February 27, 2008 at 4:48 PM

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Changed it from what? Dealing with mr. Slum Lord to more slums?

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 4:48 PM

If he has a clean slate (no track record), then he can claim to be all things to all people. Any rebukes by the right are quickly squelched.

obamacide on February 27, 2008 at 4:49 PM

“No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people”

— Henry Mencken

TheBigOldDog on February 27, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:48 PM

Tony, take the word and phrase… put it on a quick scetch Plane. Print it out and send it to yourself… You just got your copy write! Or what they call a poor man’s copy write.

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 4:50 PM

I’d vote for a Legislator who promised not to pass any new laws—and only vote to repeal existing laws.

jdpaz on February 27, 2008 at 4:52 PM

“Vote for the Hero Not the Zero” Max

That’s great! You should patent that and demand a nickle everytime somebody says it!

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Hey, he proposed the “Global Poverty Act.” and cosponsored the “Patriotic Company Act.”

I’m grateful none of his bills have been signed into law.

funky chicken on February 27, 2008 at 4:52 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

How “Progressive” is it to do Nothing?

How can you “Change” something when you do Nothing?

Why do people have “Hope” in you when you are a Nothing?

And have a “Record” of achieving Nothing.

And Speak in trite platitudes which is really Nothing.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 4:52 PM

By what other metric can we grade a legislator than by his legislative accomplishments?

apollyonbob on February 27, 2008 at 4:48 PM

How many laws he removed from the books – if he proposed reducing taxes. Etc. Signing more laws that hamper business and the military isn’t anything to crow about.

I’m not overly happy with McCain’s “acheivements” in the senate, either – but at least he (for the most part) stands up for small government and lower taxes. I’m not sure I’d want Obama’s record to be “more robust”

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Well if Obama gets elected I’m moving to Africa. I figure that’s where all his change will be focused, and I’d like to at least be on the receiving end of one freebie in my life. I’d better hit the tanning bed soon or I’ll have a hell of a time making friends.

blankminde on February 27, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 4:52 PM

I dunno about you, but I am happiest when the government is in gridlock – doing nothing. I love how Washington works today. Everyone arguing with each other. Nothing getting done. That’s washington at its finest, if you ask. It’s when they agree and start raising our taxes, giving our money to people, etc; that I get worried.

Maybe its just me :/

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:55 PM

upinak, then I can charge a dollar! hehe :-)

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:55 PM

McCain in 2009 ya’ll!

Seixon on February 27, 2008 at 4:56 PM

At least passing bills shows that you can compromise and work with other people to “get things done”. While we’re all dismayed at a lot of compromises Maverick has made, the moderates who decide the election are comforted by that type of thing. And Obama hasn’t comprised shit – it’s been 99.9% hard left dogma his entire career.

BuzzCrutcher on February 27, 2008 at 4:58 PM

John McCain sponsored a bill that has abridged my Constitutional rights. John McCain sponsored a bill that would have granted no-questions-asked amnesty to millions.

I’m not sure that this is the kind of scorecard that matters.

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 4:44 PM

S.25
Title: A bill to reform the financing of Federal elections.

Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 1/21/1997) Cosponsors (31)

COSPONSORS(31), ALPHABETICAL

(D)Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 1/29/1997
(D)Sen Bryan, Richard H. [NV] – 2/13/1997
(D)Sen Byrd, Robert C. [WV] – 5/9/1997
(D)Sen Cleland, Max [GA] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Dorgan, Byron L. [ND] – 9/4/1997
(D)Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] – 3/17/1997
(D)Sen Ford, Wendell H. [KY] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Glenn, John H., Jr. [OH] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Graham, Bob [FL] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] – 2/6/1997
(D)Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] – 1/21/1997(He didn’t waste no time)
(D)Sen Kerrey, J. Robert [NE] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Levin, Carl [MI] – 2/4/1997
(D)Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] – 3/10/1997
(D)Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] – 3/12/1997
(D)Sen Moseley-Braun, Carol [IL] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [NY] – 2/24/1997
(D)Sen Murray, Patty [WA] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Reid, Harry [NV] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Robb, Charles S. [VA] – 7/16/1997
(D)Sen Sarbanes, Paul S. [MD] – 4/15/1997
(R)Sen Thompson, Fred [TN] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Wellstone, Paul D. [MN] – 1/21/1997
(D)Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] – 1/21/1997
———————————————————

Lots of Democrats on there..

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 4:58 PM

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Clearly if he had conservative accomplishments that would be great, but my point is this:

How do you remove laws? How do you reduce taxes?

I may be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure to change the U.S. Code, you have to propose a bill to do so. To reduce taxes, you have to propose a bill that would do so. In fact, I’m not certain of how much there is that the Legislative Branch can do that doesn’t involve a bill of some sort.

But that’s why I’m asking – what other metric is there to measure a legislator? If he’s doing something that doesn’t involve making bills, where is the paper trail for that?

apollyonbob on February 27, 2008 at 5:00 PM

He CHANGED it!

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 4:47 PM

He (and his wife) audaciously pocketed a lot of change, and if I might suggest a name change for him – Barack Ka-Ching Obama.

Buy Danish on February 27, 2008 at 5:00 PM

We KNOW what McCain got signed…LOL The law he passed is about to CHOKE him. LOL

TOPV on February 27, 2008 at 5:00 PM

Fred Thompson Co-Sponsored “a bill that has abridged your Constitutional rights”

Bwwahaha..

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Changed it from what? Dealing with mr. Slum Lord to more slums?

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 4:48 PM

I was being silly.

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Barack is an Extreme Left Wing Democrat/Socialist.

McCain is a Moderate Conservative Republican.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 5:03 PM

All the more reason we want Obama to win over McCain and Hillary.

He will face fierce, united conservative opposition on anything crazy he tries to do. When McCain does crazy things (opens the borders, restricts free speech, etc.), the sheep in his party will have no choice but to follow like the did with GWB.

Valiant on February 27, 2008 at 5:04 PM

I use the the word “Moderate” in this day and age because he still knows how to compromise..

Reagan would also be considered a “Moderate” by todays standards.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Oh, now. He almost co-sponsored that ethics/earmark bill.

Whatever… the whole premise of the Obama candidacy isn’t steak, it’s sizzle…

elgeneralisimo on February 27, 2008 at 5:06 PM

All the more reason we want Obama to win over McCain and Hillary.

He will face fierce, united conservative opposition on anything crazy he tries to do. When McCain does crazy things (opens the borders, restricts free speech, etc.), the sheep in his party will have no choice but to follow like the did with GWB.

Valiant on February 27, 2008 at 5:04 PM

You never win by losing, at a TIME OF WAR!

I don’t want a bunch of Americans dead just so that your ideology can be somehow bolstered.

Suck it up, McCain won.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 5:07 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

You do know what they do up there on Capitol Hill, right?

EJDolbow on February 27, 2008 at 5:08 PM

I think it’s funny that Matthews stole this tactic from Hannity.

Hannity was asking the same question to Obamatrons who called into the radio show long before Matthews made a big deal out of it by asking this Watson clown.

kooly on February 27, 2008 at 5:11 PM

I dunno about you, but I am happiest when the government is in gridlock – doing nothing. I love how Washington works today. Everyone arguing with each other. Nothing getting done. That’s washington at its finest, if you ask. It’s when they agree and start raising our taxes, giving our money to people, etc; that I get worried.

Maybe its just me :/

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:55 PM

If they are doing nothing why has the debt grown so much, the value of dollar dropped to all time lows? If that is caused by doing nothing, they better get busy and do something.

Maybe it’s just me…

Wade on February 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Valiant, go hope for defeat somewhere else.

You do not sound “Valiant” to me, soldier on, and live to fight another day.

With Obama in the White House, and with a Democrat controlled House and Senate, Living or Keeping yourself Alive may be a flip of the coin.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

I don’t think I should be judged, by my employer/clients, as to how productive my work has been either.

Oh wait I am…

F15Mech on February 27, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Reagan would also be considered a “Moderate” by todays standards.

Chakra Hammer on February 27, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Yeah…dig that compromise

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 5:14 PM

As long as we’re patenting and copyrighting things today, I here-by proclaim this is mine:

Obama-nation!

Please start using this phrase and send me a dollar each time you do so.

sleepy-beans on February 27, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Maybe its just me :/

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:55 PM

I do agree with that however.

That does not release a elected official from doing his job.

F15Mech on February 27, 2008 at 5:15 PM

ThePrez on February 27, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Sounds good to me. You’re at least as qualified as Obama.

TX Mom on February 27, 2008 at 5:16 PM

F15Mech on February 27, 2008 at 5:13 PM

You’d have a point, but when a congressmen is “productive” generally your taxes are raised, more regulations are enacted and stupid laws are put into action. I, for one, prefer non-productive politicians – and certainly Obama, whose actions would not reduce taxes, remove regulation and remove stupid laws.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 5:18 PM

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 5:18 PM

If I may, what you’re saying is that, it’s not the size of ones “legislative portfolio” that matters, it’s how it’s used. Close?

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 5:20 PM

“Vote for the Hero Not the Zero” Max

That’s great! You should patent that and demand a nickle everytime somebody says it!

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Thanks Tony!

max1 on February 27, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Okay, then, how many dreadful laws have McCain’s name on them? Is that a better metric?

S. Weasel on February 27, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Valiant, yeah, the lib dems in congress will stand up and fight like crazy against lib dem Obama.

Valiant is a Ted Sampley devotee, so I’m done with it from now on.

funky chicken on February 27, 2008 at 5:30 PM

“One. Because two would have the Man seein’ double. I think we all know who the Man is…”

-Nat X

Dork B. on February 27, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Damn, I guessed wrong. I guessed one less than the answer.

sheesh on February 27, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 5:20 PM

LOL. I guess. His love wand is small and I’d prefer it stay that way.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 5:32 PM

When You Outlaw Rods and Reels, Only Outlaws Will Have Rods and Reels

Obama at Cornell College, responding to a question about gun rights.

“There’s a Supreme Court case that’s going to be decided fairly soon about what the Second Amendment means. I taught Constitutional Law for 10 years, so I’ve got my opinion. And my opinion is that the Second Amendment is probably — it is an individual right and not just a right of the militia. That’s what I expect the Supreme Court to rule. I think that’s a fair reading of the text of the Constitution. And so I respect the right of lawful gun owners to hunt, fish, protect their families.”

I’m glad Obama respects gun owners’ right to fish.

al on February 27, 2008 at 5:36 PM

I’m so impressed with this Obama fellow that I’m going to change my write-in candidate from “John R. Bolton” to “Present”.

Dork B. on February 27, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Okay, then, how many dreadful laws have McCain’s name on them? Is that a better metric?
S. Weasel on February 27, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Actually, that pretty much makes the decision. If Obama wins, he’ll most likely be utterly ineffectual: blessed gridlock!

But if McCain wins, there is every reason to believe he’ll continue doing exactly what he’s been doing all this century: “reaching out” to the Democrats. In other words, the liberal agenda gets shoved through Congress like crap through a goose

…Unless the Republicans in Congress declare open war on a Republican President. And if that happens, all these numbskulls whining about a “fracture” in the Party will finally get to see what one of those really looks like.

logis on February 27, 2008 at 5:37 PM

Bills in the Senate: zero.
Executive experience: zero.
Private sector jobs: zero.
Books written about himself and his awesomeness: two.

Risk in electing this clown: immeasurable.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 27, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Priceless!

brtex on February 27, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Yeah, if he’s not going to do anything AT ALL then I really don’t have much of a problem with him.

Riposte on February 27, 2008 at 5:49 PM

You have to love the “deer in the headlights” look the Obamaniac’s get on their face when asked “what has Obama accomplished?”.

Hog Wild on February 27, 2008 at 6:10 PM

While I get the point of this argument, I do not believe we should be grading politicians as to how many laws they’ve put on the books.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 4:26 PM

If Obama was running on a platform of “I like things just the way they are” then having accomplished nothing would be a major feather in his cap. McCains accomplishments, even if you don’t like everything he did, shows that he can get things done.

pedestrian on February 27, 2008 at 6:14 PM

I don’t want anyone to get bad things done! I want bad people to get NOTHING done!

You guys are swaying me in totally the wrong direction…

S. Weasel on February 27, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Paper. Tiger.

Tzetzes on February 27, 2008 at 6:29 PM

LOL. I guess. His love wand is small and I’d prefer it stay that way.

lorien1973 on February 27, 2008 at 5:32 PM

HA! Sorry for the slow response, but I was out mulching my shrub bed.

Weight of Glory on February 27, 2008 at 6:34 PM

His website also says he brokered a deal to settle “tastes great” vs “less filling”.

Chuck Schick on February 27, 2008 at 6:48 PM

Ok, ok let’s take a look at the accomplished law passed. It pertains to the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo). I’ve been there, seen it and it ain’t pretty. Security–there is none-it is totally ungovernable. Diplomacy-forget it, bands of young thugs running around with AK-47’s raping women and children, pillaging the country side. Next legislative feat??!!
We should have known what we were getting when the press fawned over a picture of BO walking out of the water in a bathing suit. Shallow water, shallow fainting by presstitutes about his sexiness, manliness and other barf. This is a media created phenomenon and we know how dependable they are.

wepeople on February 27, 2008 at 6:57 PM

If he only sponsered “ONE” bill. WTF did he do when he was elected in IL before this?

upinak on February 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Let’s see . . . uh, he cast dozens of “present” votes (I wonder how much CHANGE that brought about in Illinois?). He also, on six occasions, cast a wrong vote (he said he meant to vote the other way, but hit the wrong button). Either the voting machines in the Illinois state legislature are REALLY complicated, or the Columbia and Harvard Law-educated Obama is not nearly as clever as he claims to be.

AZCoyote on February 27, 2008 at 7:43 PM

no-questions-asked amnesty to millions

Highhopes, you’re hatred is blinding you again! I also was opposed to the immigration measure, but it was not no-questions-asked, & it was not amnesty. Immigrants had to jump through a series of bureaucratic & geographic hoops, & they had to pay $1000’s in fines.

jgapinoy on February 27, 2008 at 9:02 PM

Is no one gonna mention that his one accomplishment had to do with another country, again? Obama puts an emphasis on others countries, especially Africa, that’s unnerving. The US has no interests in Africa, yet that’s where Obama is.

It’s weird and kind of creepy.

amkun on February 27, 2008 at 10:49 PM

Hell at least McCain managed to piss off the entire country and crash the Capital phone system with one of his failed bills.

F15Mech on February 28, 2008 at 12:35 AM

lorien1973 has a point.

Don’t just add a law to make yourself be seen.

Many times smart legislation is enforcement of existing legislation, or cutting the fat. If you keep measuring Congress on what they add to the system and don’t care about what they eliminate — e.g. that ludicrous Energy Bill banning incandescent bulbs — we’re missing the point of government.

macummings on February 28, 2008 at 1:05 PM